MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (43rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 57 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle moderate workstation, and even light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 89.7%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is excellent.
Graphics37.4% is a below average 3D score (GTX 1070 = 100%). This GPU can handle older games but it will struggle to render recent games at resolutions greater than 1080p. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Boot Drive93.2% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory16GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's more than sufficient for nearly all games. 16GB also allows for very large file and system caches, software development and batch photo editing/processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7970
MotherboardMSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970)  (all builds)
Memory14.3 GB free of 16 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20161214
Uptime0 Days
Run DateMar 21 '17 at 04:55
Run Duration179 Seconds
Run User ZAF-User
Background CPU7%

 PC Performing as expected (43rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i7-6700-$295
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing way above expectations (98th percentile)
89.7% Excellent
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 450
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 578
MC Float 659
MC Mixed 629
93% 622 Pts
Poor: 71%
This bench: 89.7%
Great: 89%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti-$116
MaxC: 1923 MHz, MaxM: 1752 MHz, Ram: 4GB, Driver: 378.92
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
37.4% Below average
Lighting 117
Reflection 78.5
Parallax 118
35% 104 fps
MRender 83.3
Gravity 111
Splatting 82
43% 92.2 fps
Poor: 35%
This bench: 37.4%
Great: 42%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Toshiba THNSFJ256GCSU 256GB
182GB free
Firmware: JULA1102 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
93.2% Outstanding
Read 518
Write 450
Mixed 496
109% 488 MB/s
4K Read 26.7
4K Write 90.8
4K Mixed 24.3
120% 47.3 MB/s
DQ Read 155
DQ Write 270
DQ Mixed 174
143% 200 MB/s
Poor: 55%
This bench: 93.2%
Great: 102%
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 3TB-$81
2TB free
Firmware: CC45 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
7200 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Relative performance n/a - RAM cached drive detected
Poor: 59% Great: 108%
Seagate ST2000LM003 HN-M201RAD 2TB
346GB free
Firmware: 2BC10008 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 5400 RPM 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (36th percentile)
56.5% Above average
Read 93.3
Write 103
Mixed 86.2
71% 94.2 MB/s
4K Read 0.5
4K Write 3.07
4K Mixed 0.28
108% 1.28 MB/s
Poor: 43%
This bench: 56.5%
Great: 74%
WD Green 2TB (2011)-$127
186GB free
Firmware: 51.0AB51 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing way below expectations (5th percentile)
32.8% Below average
Read 55.8
Write 58
Mixed 78.4
49% 64.1 MB/s
4K Read 0.39
4K Write 1.79
4K Mixed 0.2
71% 0.79 MB/s
Poor: 34%
This bench: 32.8%
Great: 67%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAD11 8313 CL15-15-15 D4-2400 859B CT4G4DFS8213.C8FAD11 8313 CL15-15-15 D4-2400 16GB
2133, 2133, 2133, 2133 MHz
4096, 4096, 4096, 4096 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
76.4% Very good
MC Read 27.2
MC Write 29.2
MC Mixed 23.7
76% 26.7 GB/s
SC Read 18.2
SC Write 30.9
SC Mixed 24.3
70% 24.5 GB/s
Latency 65.1
61% 65.1 ns
Poor: 75%
This bench: 76.4%
Great: 76%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) Builds (Compare 727 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK (MS-7970) - $150

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $892
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